|Weight||110kg (17st 4lb)|
Since taking up the game at the age of 12 with Acklam, a club based in his home town of Middlesbrough, Lewis Boyce has represented North Yorkshire and Yorkshire at U14 and U15 level, together with the North of England and England U16 and U17.
In February last year, he helped England U18 to beat Leicester Tigers Academy 28-27 in a warm-up match and played off the bench for 35 minutes. His full debut produced a try in the FIRA/AER victory over Portugal the following month and in March this year contributed to all three wins over Scotland, Wales and France. He also trained with the England senior squad at St George’s Park, Burton the previous month and played three more games at England U18 level when figuring in his second triumphant FIRA/AER tournament in Poland in April.
He also appeared for Middlesbrough U13-U16 and is a member of the junior academy at Leeds Carnegie where he has a four-year contract. He attended Archibald Primary School and Macmillan Academy, whose motto is “Inspiring every student to succeed”, in Middlesbrough.
Lewis is taking a BTEC in Sport at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley that Harlequins and England scrum half Danny Care attended. He appreciates his mentors Craig Lilley, a coach at Acklam RFC, John Burridge and John Haddon at Middlesbrough and Andrew Rock and Jon Pendlebury at Leeds Carnegie.
His target is to play professional rugby full time and, looking further ahead, to appear in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. As memorable matches go, he reckons the one at U16 level for England against Wales is tops. He also played against Italy and for the U17 side in games against France and Scotland.
He switched from No. 8 to prop when in the Middlesbrough U14 squad and his favourite players are Jerry Collins and Alesana Tuilagi.
U18 International Record
5 points – 1T
2013 FIRA/AER – P, S(R) Aus Schools 2014 S, W, F(R) FIRA/AER – P(R), W, I
Last updated: May 21, 2014